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Phone used to post suspect's photo

Photo by Carly Farrell

Photo by Carly Farrell

ALBANY, Ga. -- A suspected purse thief doesn't seem to be a criminal mastermind, according to an Albany Police Department report.

The suspect posted a picture of himself holding a phone stolen with the purse on Facebook, the report added.

The purse was stolen near 2 a.m. June 26 from a vehicle parked at the Triple Diamond Lounge, 1009 Clark Ave.

"This individual is a 'person of interest' in an entering auto case," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "He took the victim's purse, which contained a cell phone. While in possession of the phone he took a picture of himself and posted it on Facebook."

With the Wednesday release of the self-taken "Wanted" picture, police also gave a description of the suspect. He was described as about 18- to- 25-years-old, with black hair and brown eyes, having a mustache and wearing glasses.

Banks said the police would like the community's help in identifying and locating the man in the picture.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.